Celebri-spiral™: Enough Already

Our culture is in a celebri-spiral. We're conflicted over our ridiculous, growing celebrity culture consumption via magazines, websites, and TV shows. In 2007, my love/hate conflict made me take to the blog-o-sphere. All writing on this site © Dave Singleton 2009.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007: Why Don't We Care About This Celebrity Trial?

Why don't we care about the Phil Spector murder trial?

It has all the requisite elements that usually make us celebri-spiral; money, drugs, sex, fame. And yet, it's not stimulating a fractional level of interest that the Robert Blake trial spurred a few years ago.

Is the crazy-haired producer guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, a made up Hollywood name if there ever was one? The 67-year-old Spector, who's produced everyone from Aretha to the Ronnettes, denies murdering Clarkson with a single gunshot at his Los Angeles mansion four years ago.

Are we just a fickle, celebrity-driven culture that doesn't even understand why it picks and chooses which celeb-travails to obsess over? The answer is obvious.

Sorry, Phil. If there was a Court TV version of American Idol (
Court Idol?), you'd be voted off.

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